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Numbers 25 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:1 - While Israel dwelt in Shittim the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:2 - These invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:3 - So Israel yoked himself to Ba'al of Pe'or. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel;

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:4 - and the LORD said to Moses, "Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them in the sun before the LORD, that the fierce anger of the LORD may turn away from Israel."

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:5 - And Moses said to the judges of Israel, "Every one of you slay his men who have yoked themselves to Ba'al of Pe'or."

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:6 - And behold, one of the people of Israel came and brought a Mid'ianite woman to his family, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of the whole congregation of the people of Israel, while they were weeping at the door of the tent of meeting.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:7 - When Phin'ehas the son of Elea'zar, son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose and left the congregation, and took a spear in his hand

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:8 - and went after the man of Israel into the inner room, and pierced both of them, the man of Israel and the woman, through her body. Thus the plague was stayed from the people of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:9 - Nevertheless those that died by the plague were twenty-four thousand.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:10 - And the LORD said to Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:11 - "Phin'ehas the son of Elea'zar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back my wrath from the people of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I did not consume the people of Israel in my jealousy.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:12 - Therefore say, 'Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace;

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:13 - and it shall be to him, and to his descendants after him, the covenant of a perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the people of Israel.'"

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:14 - The name of the slain man of Israel, who was slain with the Mid'ianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, head of a fathers' house belonging to the Simeonites.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:15 - And the name of the Mid'ianite woman who was slain was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, who was the head of the people of a fathers' house in Mid'ian.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:16 - And the LORD said to Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:17 - "Harass the Mid'ianites, and smite them;

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - for they have harassed you with their wiles, with which they beguiled you in the matter of Pe'or, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Mid'ian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague on account of Pe'or."
BLB Footnotes for the RSV
The WLC puts "ויה֖י אחר֣י המגפ֑ה פ ", which reads "and it became, that after the plague" as v.19, where other Bibles have it in Num 26:1  
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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